Used MINI Cooper S (2002 - 2006) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 29 Jan 2014
4.5
Strapping a supercharger to the MINI Cooper has elevated performance to a level that most other road users don’t expect. Those cutesy looks suggest a funky shopping car.
MINI Cooper S (02-06)
Has the power to match the handling.
Looks too cute for some people.

New price range:

£14,545 - £20,970

Used price range:

£706 - £2,666

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

Strapping a supercharger to the MINI Cooper has elevated performance to a level that most other road users don’t expect. Those cutesy looks suggest a funky shopping car. This rather rubs salt into the wounds of other performance car drivers when they get left for dead on a twisty road. It takes a keen eye to pick out the bonnet scoop that is the only reliable visual indication the this is the hot Mini rather than just a tarted-up One.

John Cooper can add a ‘Works’ performance pack that makes the MINI virtually untouchable on a country road.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

2.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Erm nothing really, if you want practical get a bigger car. the boot is tiny.  

5 out of 5

Craig Ledden ,   28 May 2015    ... read more

 Not a lot, but good that I can disable the passenger airbag to get the kids in the front seat. And it is a sporty car with 4 seats so the whole family can use it.  

4 out of 5

Neil Hipkiss ,   26 Aug 2014    ... read more

 I like that it's small, easy to park, easy to drive and sticks to the road.  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   09 Aug 2013    ... read more

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